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Myanmar Leader: Senior General Than Shwe addresses graduation parade
Yangon, April 09: The graduation parade of the 5th Intake of Defence Services Technological Academy was held at the parade grounds of DSTA in PyinOoLwin at 7.30 am today with an address by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe. Senior General Than Shwe said: At this gradu...
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Myanmar Minister for Culture receives Sri Lankan Ambassador
Yangon, April 09: Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Myanmar Mr Ubhayasekara Mapa who had completed his tour of duties in Myanmar called on Minister for Culture Maj-Gen Kyi Aung at the latter’s office this afternoon. On the occasion, they cordially discussed matters on bilateral cultural cooperation -...
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Exclusive: US Occupies Baghdad
Naseer Al-Nahr : Arab News War Correspondent Baghdad, April 10: US forces toppled a giant statue of President Saddam Hussein in the heart of the capital yesterday as Iraqis celebrated the humiliating collapse of his 24-year rule. Cheering ecstatically, a crowd of Iraqis danced and trampled on th...
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Protest in Trinco against abduction
The Island - April 10: A protest was staged in Trincomalee yesterday over the abduction of two youths who were also members of the UNP youth wing, the Jathika Yovun Peramuna, on April 4. The two youths Ashoka Chandana and Vasanthan were abducted while they were travelling in a three-wheeler in An...
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Only President has power to call for a referendum — Mahinda
By Rohan Mathes The Island - April 10: Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said only the President has powers to call for a referendum according to the constitution of the country and that the government cannot call for a referendum on its own. "Only the President can call for a ‘refere...
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Talks to curb sea incidents
By Sunimalee Dias Daily Mirror - April 10: The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission and the LTTE held extensive talks in Kilinochchi yesterday on the prevention of sea incidents, the SLMM said. SLMM spokesman Bekka Vihervas said the talks centred on the proposals put forward by the monitoring mission for...
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WHO urges China to undertake in-depth probe on SARS
Beijing, (PTI), April 09: Expressing "serious concern" over the inadequate reporting by China on the deadly SARS outbreak, the World Health Organisation today recommended an in-depth probe to look into the unreported cases of the disease which killed 105 people worlwide and 53 in Beijing. "We hav...
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13 Indian nationals facing death sentence in Gulf
New Delhi, (PTI), April 09: Thirteen Indian nationals are facing death sentence in Gulf countries, including ten in the United Arab Emirates, for drug trafficking and murder, Lok Sabha was informed today. Of the remaining three Indian nationals facing capital punishment, two are in Saudi Arabia a...
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Saddam toppled live on Arab TV
By Paul Taylor Cairo, (Reuters), April 10: Saddam Hussein crashed from his pedestal live across much of the Arab world on Wednesday. Arabic-language satellite television stations beamed pictures of the highly symbolic toppling of a giant statue of the Iraqi president live from a central Baghdad...
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Iraqi government collapses
Qatar, April 09: United States-led forces have snapped the spine of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein government but the war is not yet formally over, the US military has declared. US Brigadier-General Vincent Brooks told a briefing at Central Command in Qatar: "I think we are at a degree of a tipping point w...
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Iraqis help US troops to devastate Saddam statue; Moscow denies Saddam hides in Russian embassy
Baghdad, April 09: Hundreds of Iraqis, with help from US Marines, hauled down a bronze and marble statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad. Crowds of Iraqis swarmed onto the icon of the Iraqi leader, as US troops rumbled into the center of the capital. A US armoured military vehicle helped the people p...
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Saddam finished but not the war: Rumsfeld
Washington, April 10: United States Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has dumped Saddam Hussein among history's "failed, brutal dictators" as he celebrated the end of the Iraqi leader's rule. However, US leaders insist the Iraq war is not finished. The White House has cautiously warned that "grave...
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PM:WHO believes in Thailand ability to prevent SARS
Bangkok, April 09, (TNA): The World Health Organization (WHO) has been confident in Thailand's ability to prevent the infection and outbreak of a new deadly pneumonia, named severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in the kingdom, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. In his special addr...
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Saddam is alive in Iraq: Iraqi opposition leader
Washington, April 09, (Xinhuanet): A key Iraqi opposition leader said Wednesday that he has information that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein survived an earlier air strike in Baghdad and escaped from the capital with at least one of his sons. In an interview with CNN from Nasiriya, Iraq, Ahmad Chal...
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Coalition forces hold 7,300 prisoners
Washington, April 10: American led-forces are holding 7,300 Iraqi prisoners and building a detention facility in the southern Iraqi city of Umm Qasr that eventually could hold some 24,000, defense officials said Wednesday. A tent city is being constructed in Umm Qasr with the plan of housing 15 t...
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Humanitarian Coordination for Iraq: A Job for the United Nations
The Humanitarian Operations Center (HOC) in Kuwait was established about two months ago and is staffed by Kuwaiti government officials and U.S. and UK military officers. The objective of the HOC is to facilitate humanitarian aid to the people of Iraq, especially in southern Iraq adjacent to Kuwait....
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Why has the rule of law been made a victim of Thailand anti-drug campaign?
Hong Kong, April 10: Since February, when the government of Thailand opened the way for alleged drug traffickers to be murdered with impunity, over 2000 persons have been killed. This relentless carnage poses an enormous threat. Unless quickly averted, the consequences of mass extrajudicial killin...
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Dutch Asylum Policies Breach Rights: The Netherland Humanitarian Tradition Erodes
Brussels, April 09: Critical aspects of Dutch asylum policy violate international refugee standards, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. Human Rights Watch urged the new Dutch government being formed to prioritize reforms to bring asylum policy back in line with international st...
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Stalin arrested for entering QMC campus
Chennai, April 09: In a sudden development, DMK youth wing leader and former Chennai mayor M. K Stalin was arrested late tonight for trespassing into the Queen Mary’s College yesterday and instigating the women students. The students have been on strike against the government move to demolish the...
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Action Plan for Children in the North East Affected by War
Colombo, April 10: A two day workshop is scheduled to finalize an action plan for children affected by protracted ethnic conflict in the North and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka. The workshop is to be held at Kilinochchi commencing from today. According to a press release by the United Nations Chi...
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